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there were some big stars. there were some damage in parts of howard county. today, we'll start out quiet and maybe later this afternoon some thunderstorms will read developed late in the day. 71 right now. kind of warm and muggy. later this afternoon, we will see some hit and miss thunderstorms develop. there is a chance some could drift by during the fireworks display. high temperature around 90. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> preparations are underway for the big fourth of july celebration. >> kim dacey is live with more. >> celebrations have been going on for the fourth of july all weekend. the biggest celebration will be tonight at the inner harbor. people are in town for all over
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the country. officials want you to see a professional show or in another area instead of shooting off your own fireworks. 8400 people nationwide or rushed to hospital last year with injuries from fireworks. crews were hard at work to make this the best fourth of july celebration baltimore has never seen. the explosives sit on barges until showtime. >> we have some new shells this year. we have jellyfish shells. for the aquarium. we have half-moons. >> the display at the inner harbor is scheduled to start not o'clock 30 to 5. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. for a list of all fourth of july
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events around maryland, you can go to our website, that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your fourth of july plans? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> the casey anthony murder case should go to a jury in just a few hours. there were some highly charged arguments on sunday. we have details. >> with pictures and video, the prosecutor described a web of lies. >> casey anthony maintains her allies until they cannot be maintained any more. >> and provided a narrative of how they believe it happened. >> she knew that that night she would be the arms of a boyfriend and that caylee would
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be dead. >> the defense attorneys fireback. >> if you think she is a lying, no-good slut, you'll see this evidence in a different light. >> kasich was pregnant. >> this is outrageous. >> he's challenged witness and every key element of the prosecution's case. he challenged this as well. >> objection. >> the outburst lead to a delay and an angry reprimand from the judge. >> enough is enough. >> he returned to his overriding theme. >> after the prosecution
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rebuttal later this morning and instructions from the judge, the jury will begin their search for the truth. wbal-tv 11 news. >> part of a rowhome collapsed on carlton street. nobody was hurt. >> fire officials are trying to piece together what caused a fire in sparrows point. authorities say most of the damage was confined to the rear of the building. everybody was able to make about safety. lightning sparked a fire to a church in frederick county. this happened on sunday morning on wood filled roville road. one firefighter was hurt. damage in a church is estimated
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to be about $15,000. >> lawmakers have less than one month to reach an agreement on a debt ceiling. each party has drawn a line there refused to cross. several key republicans are suggesting possible ways to move forward. >> congress has less than a month to raise uncle sam's credit limit. lawmakers are locked in a battle over a long term cure. democrats want to raise money. republicans are demanding massive cuts. keep republican lawmakers are suggesting possible ways to compromise. >> jon kyl was in negotiations with the vice president. he said there are areas that perhaps we could work. >> john mccain would not say what revenue raisers are. he said they are not opposed. it sounds all like what
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president obama and democrats have been asking for. republicans insist if revenue or razors is code for tax increases, that is a deal breaker. john corning is no fan of the debt ceiling extension. >> the problem is we have a maxi problem. the problems won't go away if you cut a mini deal. >> some democrats say the constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if all sam goes over its credit limit. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 14th amendment says the debt of the federal government should not be questioned. if lawmakers cannot reach an agreement before the august 2 defaulted by, democrats hope the president will use the constitutional clause. joe biden spoke at the annual convention in chicago. this is the nation's largest
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labor union. the union will vote on whether to endorse president obama for reelection. mr. biden said republicans did not believ ie -- >> they have taken the most direct assaults on labor the early since the 1920 bus. >> the nea has more than 3 million members nationwide. they have endorsed democratic candidate in every election since 1976. >> a police officer shot and killed in a big crowd. >> a massive oil spill in montana. >> this is 50 at 97. tony pann out what u.s. a closer look as to what to expect this fourth of july.
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i don't know what is going on and off there. aliens on the fourth of
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>> welcome back. this is a 50 at sandy point. hardly anybody is out this early on a holiday. 75 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. after the big storms last night, things are dry at the present time. 68 in taneytown. it is muggy. a mix of sun and clouds expected on this fourth of july. we could see some showers that might affect the fireworks tied. upper 80's and low 90's. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> police say to people in
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memphis were shot and killed. one of the victims was one of their own. authorities believe this started as a domestic dispute involving a civilian. this has been a busy intersection where a game was being played at the time. a shooting in suburban philadelphia left six people dead including a boy. this happened late saturday night. victims were members of the same family. police have no description of the shooter. >> crews searched for oil for a pipeline spill. tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled into the river when a pipeline broke. executives say they are doing their best to soak it upp.
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it is not clear how extensive the damage is. the company president apologize. >> 5:11. everyone degrees on tv hill. how you could keep an important air conditioning from malfunctioning. malfunctioning. >> how your favorite fast- my hero! anyone can be a hero with the new captain america cherry coolatta from dunkin'. america runs on dunkin'.
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baltimore. we have some sprinkles here and there. mostly activity is in virginia. these are the leftovers from the big storms. we could see a few more storms develop later today. low 70's in most areas. upper 60's to the north. 71 at the airport. you will feel the humidity when you walk out. points are near 70. that is a fairly thick atmosphere. we're waiting for a friend to come through that is stock in southern pennsylvania. low pressure is traveling along this front in indiana and illinois. this will be traveling over towards baltimore. it means the chance for rain will go up as we head into the late afternoon and evening hours. here is the front that stalled. with all that in the vicinity, which have a chance for a shower
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or thunderstorm in the forecast into tonight. that means some of the fireworks displays could have a break or hold until the storms passed. a mix of sunshine and clouds. the high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. a lot of it will be boating today. be careful of lightning. the weather will be fine on the chesapeake. the fireworks forecast -- most golf around 9:00 p.m., at 10:00 p.m. temperatures should be around 90 degrees. we have a chance for a shower or thunderstorm, 30%. some of you will see rain passed by so take an umbrella. 89 tomorrow and less humid. another front will go by. we're setting up a dry weekend. it could get warm with a high temperature of 92 on sunday.
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>> some investors are turning to an unlikely source for a return -- they're checking account. 57 institutions are offering high-yield up reward checking accounts. some are caring for% or more inches. that compares to some money- market accounts. those accounts hit $18 billion in june, up from just $100 million six years ago. you may run into a problem that could turn up the heat unless you take some steps to help keep you cool. details from chris clackum. >> let's begin with what happens when you do not maintain your airconditioner. >> that turns into something that will cost to several hundred dollars to have somebody come out on a saturday night
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when it is 100 degrees outside. >> efficiency in air- conditioning. represent 40% of a power bill during summer. a few things you can do without a technician to include keep landscaping and a distance. >> comes to close, its becomes inefficient. >> make sure the thermostat is far from anything the second heat it up inside the house, like the light bulb of a lamp. >> using fans of all types including the modern types helps someone set thermostats can be raised by as much as five degrees. to not underestimate the benefits of changing the filters are getting your unit
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erviced. good news for places with plenty of summer to go. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> how are you tired of your computer wallpaper? some of the amazing u local pictures are available for free. did the coolest background in time add by clicking on u local. the first server is on restaurants like mcdonald's, burger king, and taco bell. the big guys did not fare so well against some smaller charges. chick-fil-a scored best among chicken chains. >> i hear carlotta's berbers are the best -- burgers.
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>> in and out. wall street is closed there. but we have a bloomberg business report. >> good morning. you might be hosting a barbecue today or you might be doing some shopping. today is the last day for july 4 bargains for some retailers. retailers try to capitalize on american's urge to get your patriotism on. more than 20% of u.s. consumers have bought or will buy new patriotic merchandise. more gas grills may be heating up as well. the number of adults attending picks rising to more than 64%. that is up from 62% last year. 45% planning to attend a fireworks or other celebrations. americans expected to be 150 million hot dogs today.
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applegate is offering a year's supply of organic hot dogs about the best way to enjoy their products. markets are closed for the holiday. investors tomorrow will be gearing up for this friday's jobs report. there were plenty of fireworks on wall street last week. five winning days in a row for the stock market. dish network offering 99 cent movies through its dish cinema. that is the business. this is the bloomberg business >> report> 5:21. 71 degrees on tv hill. sa's look for their final launch. >> who will represent the orioles in the all-star game? >> don't forget to e-mail us
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britain saying maybe he will help his own cause. he was a pretty good high school outfielder and said he used to hit pretty well. first career home run for zach britton. 1-0. nick markakis. he went 5-5. the orioles have the lead. two outs off jim johnson. 4-3. mark reynolds. for that one came down. 5-4, orioles. brian mccann thought he had a home run. nick markakis makes them pay, and nails him at second base. the orioles avoid the sweep and get the victory, 5-4.
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the cookoff a series against texas -- they kicked off a series against texas. the players ranked themselves in the nfl. now we know the top 10. a pair of ravens made the list. including ed reed coming in at number 5. one spot ahead of try pall maoy palimalu. ray lewis, the highest voted defensive player of the mall, no. 4. a tribute to what he can do on the field. >> it is always an honor any time that you are picked from your peers and you have an opportunity to go out and display your talents.
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those are the people who you play for and who you play against. when your legacy is done with this game, with all the great ones on the list. >> 6 ravens made the list. tom brady, number one agent paid manning -- peyton manning. >> 71 degrees on tv hill. >> the inner harbor will be filled with people to buy for the fourth of july celebration. i am kim dacey with more. >> we could see a few thunderstorms rumbling around later today. later today. honey, why aren't you playing with your friends?
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morning. ggy t is still little mud this morning but the rain is gone. there could be some thunderstorms redeveloping this afternoon or this evening. there is a chance that some of the fireworks displays in some neighborhoods could be interrupted. i don't think anything will be canceled. 71 at the airport. it is dry. the forecast, we have a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and into this evening, 30%. high temperature around 90. this is a typical baltimore forecast for the fourth of july. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> the inner harbor is getting ready for the biggest and best fireworks display to celebrate the anniversary of the country. >> kim dacey is live with a look
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at the activities. >> it has been a weekend full of celebrations. tonight is supposed to be the grand finale here at the inner harbor. a great show. >> baltimore!. >> these folks are in town for a family reunion, just in time for the fireworks show. >> we have the best fireworks in the world. >> crews worked on sunday to get the explosives in place. they said on barges. about 1400 shells will shoot into the air tonight. >> we have jellyfish shells. from the aquarium. we have have most. begins at 9:30. a 400 people nationwide were
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rushed to hospital last year with injuries from fireworks. a man went a bit too far. he is in serious condition after all made fireworks exploded on his face and body. he was trying to make a super fire work out of black powder and other chemicals. he could face charges. this cruel what the professionals do the work so they can enjoy the true meaning of the fourth. >> having a good time with family and friends. >> the fireworks display at the inner harbor is set for 9:30. for information on the festivities, you can visit our website, kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your fourth of july plans? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to
5:33 am >> people are celebrating independence day today. tracie potts shows us some of those celebrations. >> the fireworks industry expects to make $1 billion this holiday despite the drought the canceled many celebrations. the route -- fireworks or restricted imports of taxes. georgetown, texas, will try it. they have spotters' and 3 firetrucks on standby. >> the green grass and the ball fields and the fallout zone is secured. we should have minimal issues. >> sales are booming in south carolina, where people crossed state lines to buy what is not legal at home. >> we're having a regular old- fashioned fun.
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>> thousands gathered in philadelphia to remember. >> i think about our country and what we're going through at the present time and how we'll have to chip in. >> ♪ look for america >> reversal on the way for an all-star concert that will honor america. >> understanding the struggle our vets have to go through the cracks and the freedom they fought for. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the last space shuttle mission is only 10 days away. there will we plenty of last time in this is. tuesday was the final flight witness review. we have an update. >> the cargo has arrived. technicians had eased it into
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the cargo bay. >> this flight is important. the cars that is coming up on this flight is mandatory. >> the importance of this flight was a major topic. mission managers examine the potential leak that was found to squeeze ago and said it was a good thing it was found. it's likely would have caused a delay. the appearance of some debris during liftoff is not expected to recur. only four ass does will be on board. they will go home one by one on russian capsules over the next year if atlantis is damaged. this is about leaving the space station crew able to survive without regular shuttle flights
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and more. no one knows how reliable the new space ships will bay. >> we are kind of doing a surge here to get us another year of a lifetime in case we have some problems with the commercial orbital resupply vehicle. >> police are on the lookout for the person who shot and killed a man in northeast baltimore. the shooting happened on friday night. investigators believe the victim was fighting with two of the men that when somebody pulled a gun and opened fire. the identity of the victim has not been released. if you have information, you're asked to call the city homicide unit. another man is recovering after being shot several times. the gunman is still at large. the victim was shot 11:45. no word this morning of a
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possible motive. a man was killed in a rosedale club over the weekend. >> police say george bryant was shot outside club baltimore. officials say an altercation may have led to the shooting. the scene was chaotic when police arrived. one person needed to be shocked with a stun gun. >> that sends a scare to the night bar-going community, even in humble places around here. >> one officer was assaulted. >> one person was killed in a fire in and around the county. fire crews were called to edgewood saturday afternoon. a woman was trapped inside the home. she was taken to a nearby
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hospital with life-threatening injuries. her condition is not known this morning. the cause of the fire is under investigation. an investigation into a deadly motor scooter accident. police say a man crashed while traveling westbound on route 75 early saturday morning. his scooter left the road and crashed into fence wire. no word on why he lost control. >> 5:38. worried about sunburn? some insight on how to get past the pain. >> a new study about the future >> a new study about the future of late
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>> welcome back. 75 degrees downtown at the maryland's center. everybody is sleeping in a this boy. that is a good thing. we had some big thunderstorms last night. we could see a few more storms developing late this afternoon. 71 at the airport. the humidity is in the uncomfortable range. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. we have a chance for showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon and into the city. there could be some fireworks displays that are delayed because of these storms. upper 80's and low 90's. we will check the seven-day forecast when we come back in just a few minutes. stay with us. >> drinking diet soda may not help your diet. research
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jurors followed a group of 500 adults for 10 years. died soda drinkers -- the greatest increase was seen in people who drank two o more diet sodas a day. >> kids who are late talkers usually catch up by the time they go to school. researchers followed more than 2000 families from the time their children were born to the age of 17. kids who love slight language delays at the age of 2 10 to have mild behavioral problems. language skills were generally normal by kindergarten. >> 5:42. some tips on how to cope with the pain of sunburn. >> good morning.
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i'm alive and we're talking about the exciting events this town has plan for the fourth of
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>> welcome back. 5:45. we say hello to ava marie, who is in catonsville this morning. a big parade later today. >> i'm new here so i'm just getting the sense of all these activities that happened. this is a big deal. chairs are lined up on the streets. they have been lined up for about a week. nobody messes with them. the tradition that people get ready for the parade a week in advance. i have frederick, the official
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town crier for this event. what does it mean to be a town crier? >> you have to have a big mouth and be loud and carry the news of the day. >> maybe i'm a bit of a town crier. i have a big mouth. you are participating in this event today. >> i will be leading the parade today. the last couple of years, i was a bit in the background. i am the official crier and i'll be leading the parade. there'll be an official proclamation making me the official town crier for the city. just celebrate this wonderful day of independence. >> how long have you been a town crier? >> since 2006. unofficially, for maybe about 10 or 15 years to crack for anyone
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who was not been to this event, give me a sense of this town. >> you can find more people excited then there is in this little town. it has a tradition that goes back many, many years. now it has a new tradition that we have chairs sitting along the road. we have a decorated chair contest this year. >> we will get a sneak peek at the coming up. >> it is splendid. it is a tradition that will go on as long as the fourth of july has, since 1776. >> give us a taste of town crying for people waking up this morning. >> oooh, yay. the chief meteorologist from china 11 news -- channel 11
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news, ava marie. >> t you for that introduction. that is a taste to wake you up on this monday morning in catonsville. there is a hot dog eating contest and the fireworks, of course. let's check the weather. we're expecting some sprinkles this morning. that is minor. we're talking about the possibility of thunderstorms later this after don't. we have to keep that in the forecast, just the possibility. what did you think of that, tony? >> you are the chief meteorologist. >> if i had a bill, i could take on the duty of chief. >> you need a bell. one.has a big a big to do in catonsville.
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people want their spot. that is a big tradition in catonsville. there could be some thunderstorms popping up late in the day and into this evening. right now it is dry. we have some storms go through last night the cause some damage in and around county and parts of howard county. the humidity is kind of high. nothing unusual this time of year. dew points in the upper 60's and low 70's. you will fill the humidity when you step out. we're watching of pressure off to the west that is producing showers and thunderstorms. we have a front that has stalled to our front across the southern part of pennsylvania. we will watch is waves travel from west to east over towards the mid atlantic region. the closer it gets to maryland, the better chance for some showers or thunderstorms.
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eventually the cooler air will common but not until tomorrow. today will be kind of warm and steamy. 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms later today. high temperatures in the upper 80's and low 90's. it will be fine if you take your boat today. the fireworks display taking off between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. temperatures should be around 80 degrees. there is a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. most of you will not have a problem. there could be a brief delay with the fireworks. tomorrow will be nice. the humidity will go down. scattered showers late wednesday into thursday. we're setting up for a decent weekend. it will be warm but dry with a high temperature of 92 on
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sunday. >> sunburns of the norm this summer. you don't have to suffer. how to cope with the pain. >> have there's knows the dangers. >> i hate sunburns. >> her fair skin is susceptible to burns. >> i usually give burned a few times over the summer. >> they do not just look bad and hurt. can double your risk for melanoma. >> the doctor wants you to know the facts, start with how to cool one off. >> cool compresses. >> use half know, have water. >> take clear al varitek and and gel.
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very soothing. >> aspirin or ibuprofen can help soothe the pain. >> sunblock, sunblock, some blaunblock. >> both sides deliver closing arguments in the murder trial of casey anthony. she is charged in the murder of her daughter, caylee. the judge admonish lawyers for both sides for poor behavior. prosecutors say casey anthony killed her daughter. the defense says the death was an accidental drowning. part of a baltimore rowhome collapsed yesterday afternoon. it happened on south carlton street. nobody was hurt.
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fire officials are trying to piece together a low-cost a fire at sparrows point early sunday morning on sparrows point road. most of the damage was confined to the rear of the building. everybody meted out safely. >> 5:53. 71 degrees on tv hill. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> a famous hot dog-eating contest will kickoff on coney island, new york. chestnut is the big man. he finished off 54 francs in just 10 minutes last year. for a list of events around maryland, you can go to our website, you'll find the link on the homepage. let's get to one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what are your fourth of july plans? >> congratulations. keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> good for them.
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>> a new trend for fast food trends. you could get a glass of wine along with your big mac. >> 8 rhode island house is decked out for the fourth of july. we'll show that display. >> and unusual dancer at the san diego zoo. a hippo ballerina. very light on their feet. >> we could see some thunderstorms develop late in the day. we'll check the seven-day forecast. stay with us.
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